Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August 3, 2011

USDA publishes list of prohibited plants, flowers

USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service seeks public comment regarding Not Authorized Pending Pest Risk Analysis plant list. For more information, see this link.


Did Cryptic Invasion of North America by Common Reed Change Exposure to Pollen Allergens?

Interesting article... Link.


Killing Kudzu With Helium

A 17-year-old from Georgia, expanding on what originally began as a sixth-grade science project, is successfully using helium to kill kudzu. Jacob Schindler has invented and patented a drill that delivers helium into the root system. (Other gases he administered this way, such as carbon dioxide, proved ineffective.) He is currently working with Auburn University to test the method over large areas. Read the full story in the Erosion Control journal at link.


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